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Dec 2, 2012 12:00pm PST
clout is clearly waning. >> i don't view this as some -- as the end of grover norquist. i don't think he suddenly disappears. never to be seen of again. but i think his aura of invincibility has largely been shattered. >> so can grover convince his pledge signers to not give in, no deal, no matter what the consequences to the economy? jessica yellen is the chief white house correspondent. mark preston is the political director, kevin glass, managing editor at, a conservative political outlet and author of "the loophole in grover norquist's anti-tax pledge." mark, let me start with you. a majority of americans, this is fact, people are tired of me saying it. i'm tired of saying it to people. a majority of americans support raising taxes on the rich. but everybody's taxes go up if congress doesn't get a deal. many republicans are stuck between this pledge they made to norquist and the real threat of taxes going up. and the effects on the economy. how much power does grover norquist wield in this environment? >> he wield power. the invincibility of grover norquist is overblo
Dec 1, 2012 10:00am PST
80s, grover norquist has been the driving force behind the anti-tax movement. his goal, to take big government and in his words, drown it in the bathtub. norquist's weapon is the taxpayer protection pledge which was at one point signed by 95% of gop members of congress. raise your hand if you feel so strongly about not raising taxes. >> on the campaign trail this year, only one republican presidential conditioned date, john huntsman, dared to cross him. norquist has clout. he is called the most powerful unelected man in america today. >> he signed a pledge, it's without congress. >> i'm not obligated on the pledge. >> republicans are jumping ship and supporting unspecified revenue hicks to cut the deficit and big business resigned to higher taxes. here is lloyd blankfine. >> we had to lift up the marginal rate. >> norquist's response? >> some of these people have had impure thoughts. no one pulled the trigger and voted for a tax increase. >> to be sure, norquist is still raking in big bucks. according to open, he shelled out almost $14 million to defeat democratic oppone
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